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Nature at the Heart of Crop Protection -Partner Spotlight on CropLife International

Did you know that in one handful of soil there are more microbes than humans on planet earth? Microbes are tiny micro-organisms like viruses, bacteria or fungi, some of which can have pesticide-like qualities that can be used by all farmers, large and small-scale.

These pest-fighting microbes can be found all over the world in nature from the beaches in the Philippines to a peach orchard in California. Innovation is making biologicals easier to discover, more targeted, safer, and more effective than ever before.

Learn more about biological innovations that are changing the face of the crop protection industry here:

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT logoThis story is part of our Partner Spotlight on CropLife International. CropLife is committed to bringing farmers the plant science they need to help them grow crops in sustainable ways. The innovations in plant protection shared through this Partner Spotlight are some of the many examples that are helping farmers cope with increasing threats worldwide. As a Partner in GFAR, CropLife’s researchers believe that the future of farming can only benefit from informed discussion and knowledge sharing, and that engagement and partnerships are key to improving agriculture. They know that to progress farmers and rural communities they must be empowered to take ownership of their own futures and become drivers of the innovations they wish to see.

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